This is a tough financial time for a lot of Wyomingites. But impacts on the general public also impact funding for local governments, which directly impacts a wide variety of services from law enforcement to streets.
The Wind River Reservation has been hit hard by COVID-19. The pandemic has also stalled the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho Tribes' primary economic engines. Wyoming Public Radio's Savannah Maher reports on what that means for the reservation and its border communities.
For many of us, being asked to stay home during the pandemic is inconvenient. For others, it is down right dangerous. Wyoming Public Radio's Megan Feighery spoke with Sydney Allred, executive director of the Fremont County Alliance Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, who says social distancing is putting those already living with domestic violence at greater risk.
It's no secret that our food supply chain is struggling. As the Mountain West News Bureau's Madelyn Beck reports, the federal government is trying to help... but it's complicated.
Not too long ago, the small oil reliant city of Douglas was booming to the benefit of the state's coffers. But since the oil price crash, it's transformed. Hotels have emptied, projects were left abandoned, and traffic disappeared. Wyoming Public Radio's Cooper McKim reports how Douglas is handling the change.
The pandemic has highlighted who has support and who doesn't. Wyoming Public Radio's Maggie Mullen spoke with Wyoming State Representative and Executive Director of Wyoming Equality's Sara Burlingame about what life looks like for many LGBTQ folks across the state.
Dealing with threats to their livestock is part of a rancher's daily life. And one of the hardest threats to deal with is depredation - especially if the animal killing their stock is a protected species. Wyoming Public Radio's Ivy Engel has more about the battle between ranchers and one predator in particular.
The coronavirus pandemic has upended everyone's lives. But as Wyoming Public Radio's Catherine Wheeler found out, for high school seniors across the state it's been especially impactful. She collected their voices and brings us this collage.